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Off to Ohio For a While

Due to the passing of my loving brother, Jim; my one and only sibling, I will be taking a break...

You all have a nice weekend!

Till later,


  1. You're in my prayers, Pam...I know what it is to grieve only too well. May God's angels wrap their wings around you and give you strength to get through this difficult time and may your brother rest in peace.

  2. Pam: So sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. May God wrap you and the family in his loving arms and give you safe travel.


  3. Pam, I'm really sorry to hear about your brother... Life can go by so very quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. My heart does out to you during this time of great grief - you are in my prayers today!

  5. Pam, My heart and prayers go out to you and your family! So sorry for your loss.

  6. Pam so very sorry. My thoughts are with you. Take care Diane

  7. I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family.

  8. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  9. Dear Pam, I am so sorry for your loss... You are in my thoughts and prayers...

  10. No one on earth is as closely related to you as a sibling. God's blessings be on your sad hearts.
    You have our deepest sympathy Pam.

  11. So sorry for your loss Pam. A brother is so special I know.

  12. I join your other readers in sending my sympathy to you. We will welcome you back when you are ready.

  13. So sorry for your loss. I know how special brothers are. You have my deepest sympathy.

  14. Oh Pam, I am sorry for this loss. Will be lifting you and your family up in my prayers...Brothers are pretty special and I know this is difficult for you right now...
    Have a safe trip and know my thoughts are with you.
    Blessings sweetie.

  15. So very sorry to learn this, Pam. You and your family take care.

  16. My sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. Sending love, hugs and the promise of happy memories in time... x

  17. I'm so sorry Pam. Have a safe trip and know that I'll be praying for you and your family.

  18. I'm so sad to hear about your brother's passing and so sorry for your loss, Pam. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Marguerite

  19. ((((Pam))))) Sending prayers to all!

  20. Dear Pam, I'm so very sorry for your loss, I can't begin to imagine how you feel. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I'll keep your brother and families in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Pam, so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Take time to heal and grieve and come back healthy and stronger. God bless. Susan

  22. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

  23. So sorry for your loss.. my heart goes out to you and the family.

  24. I'm so sorry for your loss, Pam. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  25. Pam, I'm sorry to hear this. Please take care.


  26. I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my prayers!

  27. Thanks so much to all of you during this difficult time. You are all so kind and I truly appreciate your thinking of me!

  28. Oh dear Pam, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. May the Angels shine down upon you and your family during these trying times. Louise

  29. louise, thanks so much for your kind thoughts!

  30. I am so sorry for your loss, Pam. I just saw this today. Praying peace and comfort for your family.


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